Exodus remembered: Passover inspires Jewish concern for immigrants

April 12, 2006 at 11:25 am | Posted in Civil Rights | Leave a comment

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Two verses from the Hebrew Bible's book of Leviticus have been used extensively by Jewish and Christian groups in the recent debate over immigration reform. The words come directly from God.

"When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt . . ."

As Jews have prepared their homes over the last couple of weeks for Passover, which begins at sundown today, Jewish leaders in St. Louis have been preparing to dive into the national conversation about immigration reform.

Read more at http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/

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